A French Inspired Bridal Shower

© Jasmine Star. This post cannot be republished without permission. Stealing makes me sad.
A
s a child, I loved Connect the Dots. It just never got old to me. Ever. A series of dots soon became a bouquet of flowers. Or a wide-eyed dog. I loved it. Many years later, I still find myself connecting the dots...and people. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Jaclyne of Heavenly Blooms a few months ago and later introduced her to Chandra of Oh Lovely Day. Together they brainstormed ideas then turned to Amanda of In The Now Weddings for stylizing the shoot...and then a snowflake turned into a snowball. A very big snowball.

What started as a French-inspired bridal shower turned into a photographic feast of wedding details. When I arrived at the Richard Nixon Library, I was surprised by just how much there was...the team turned a simple idea into something far greater...they were absolutely ah-maz-zing to work with!

I was thrilled see this shoot featured on Style Me Pretty and I must thank everyone involved who made this simple idea come to life...

Designed by : Heavenly Blooms, Oh Lovely Day, and In The Now Weddings
Paper Goods: In The Now Weddings
Florals: Heavenly Blooms
Hair/Makeup: Flawless Faces
Desserts: Jay's Catering
Tiered Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Linens and Backdrops: Glow Concepts
Dress: Dolly Couture
Hair Pieces: Lo Boheme
Jewelry: All Things Tinsel, Angel Black Designs, and Renee Pawele Bride
Furniture: Luxe Event Rentals
Other Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Photography: Jasmine Star
And a special thank you to Jordana, Diandra, Jodi, Ashley, Katharina, and Brittany for being the best models a photographer could ever ask for. Evah.








































To see more photos and wedding party details, be sure to check out Style Me Pretty !

Happy Tuesday
Comment (89)
Share on


Thank you! Your comment has been saved.
Willie - I just got back from my best friends bridal showers and she's a bit of a crazy one so we had been looking for something exceptional. Every single one of us made a personalized scavenger hunt t-shirt and the bride had to mark off topics off our shirts throughout the night… we entertained the bride with lots of drinks and absolutely everyone had plenty of fun. We identified lots of terrific supplies on this website if you're seeking for ideas: www.amazingbacheloretteparty.com   09.04.12 - 3:24am
Shannon Gray - Amazing!! Such a great idea and you captured it wonderfully!!  08.28.10 - 5:27pm
Karen Stott - Oh my word! I want to live in this shoot. It's like a dream world!  07.20.10 - 12:47am
Betsy, La Vida - Absolutely lovely!! Beautiful event design and gorgeous capture of it all. Fabulous!!  07.13.10 - 10:59am
Paul - I'm not sure what inspires me more, your composition at that "right moment", or your incredibly accurate use of depth of field. t's always dead on, JUST enough in focus to make that image go POW. No wonder you're voted the top 10 in the world, I totally agree.  07.12.10 - 11:22am
Jaleen - you are such an amazing photographer!  07.09.10 - 12:31am
Wedding Napkin - I love the first picture, actually it's my first time seeing it. Awesome, you are a really great photographer! <3  06.24.10 - 11:48pm
Sherri Johnson - Love them all. Great captures and details. The black "silverwear" is so unique!  06.24.10 - 9:15pm
Brian Fletcher - Very nice shots, Jasmine!  06.19.10 - 1:49am
Richmond Wedding Photographer - Another great post!  06.18.10 - 2:20pm
Christina - Wow, I love the theme, so pretty...you captured it perfectly!   06.17.10 - 5:35pm
Trevor Allen Photographers - Amazing new website layout. You attention to detail is second to no one.  06.17.10 - 12:46pm
San Diego Wedding Photographer - Love all the details!  06.08.10 - 10:25pm
Upstate Bliss - What a fun shower idea! All the details are perfect and those cakes are amazing! Great Job!  06.08.10 - 10:06am
Truc - Wow! I love the details! What an amazing shower!  06.06.10 - 11:05pm
Richard King - What an outstanding set of images. You bride must be so pleased  06.06.10 - 1:38pm
jenny haas - this is amazing!! i love all of the details...and how you captured them. i am coming out to the freedom tour with gabriel ryan and am crossing my fingers hoping i get to meet you :)  06.06.10 - 11:15am
Barb Yasuhara - Jasmine tu eres magnifica! Simplemente magnifica!  06.05.10 - 10:06am
Jan - What a shower!  06.03.10 - 5:49pm
Studio 2 - Wow really stunning photography   06.03.10 - 5:27pm
Alyssa - Don't know if wedding photography gets any better...? The girls are adorable! Such a creative wedding with a creative photographer to go along with it!  06.02.10 - 8:17pm
Nithya - OMG LOVE! I love anything Parisian (one of my favorite cities!!) so this is absolutely adorable. Stunning shots, beautiful colors - you rocked it as always Jas!  06.02.10 - 3:40pm
Erica Velasco - Too cute!  05.28.10 - 3:51pm
Debby - ooooh this is my absolute favorite post. Your images, the girls, the COLOR palate, and PARIS. I lived there for 6 months, and have gone back 3 times, it's my favorite city in the world!! I'm bookmarking this post and featuring it in my blog!! Wonderful job!  05.28.10 - 11:31am
Annie White - so gorgeous and classy! what a special day.  05.28.10 - 9:37am
life with kaishon - Holy Wow.  05.28.10 - 6:27am
Cathy Crawley - Love! I want to go to a party like this one day!  05.28.10 - 12:50am
chandra - Thanks for bringing our vision to life with your amazing shots! And thank you for introducing me to Jaclyne...you are a truly generous and sweet person and I owe you a special thank you lunch if you ever have time in the LA area! You da bomb :)  05.27.10 - 1:25pm
Kelsey - These are gorgeous and the theme is wonderful!  05.27.10 - 7:15am
fiona andersen - Gosh damn, when you North American girls do it good... you do it REALLY good.... Swooning here!!!  05.26.10 - 8:11pm
Carrie McCluskey - Gorgeous! I love all the French details.  05.26.10 - 2:56pm
Bianca - Oooh la la, mon cherie! Ce magnifique! :)  05.26.10 - 10:34am
Ginger Murray - Wow, amazing!! Who wouldn't want a bridal shower like this??  05.26.10 - 10:06am
jackie g. photog - what an amazing stylized shoot...such details...to die for!  05.26.10 - 8:39am
Linda Sherrill - Absolutely stunning! I just love your work...so inspiring!  05.26.10 - 8:36am
Hannah R. - Oh, wow! This was a beautiful and unique shower! And gorgeous photography! Love it!  05.26.10 - 7:09am
Stephanie Stewart - Wow, I love all of these, so beautiful, the light, the jewels, the colors, the flowers and all the Parisian details! What a fun shoot!   05.26.10 - 6:33am
clippingimages - Wow!!!!! nice.so expensive.......  05.26.10 - 1:14am
Jewelielyn - amazing, as always! i already tried to order one of the bracelets you shot, but it wasn't on the website :( and those little pink ice cream cups? too, too cute! just beautiful all around!  05.25.10 - 8:29pm
Karen - Love this. Very chic.  05.25.10 - 7:28pm
Tara Templeton - *gasp* LOVE!!!!  05.25.10 - 7:11pm
Micaela @ The Stationery Boutique - Wow....the details are just gorgeous!  05.25.10 - 3:30pm
John Farrand - Jasmine! Your work is always amazing! Did you stick with one lens for this shoot? If I might ask, which did you use? I wish you could shoot our wedding! :)  05.25.10 - 3:12pm
Kristin Nicole Photography - Love it  05.25.10 - 3:03pm
Kat - Just had to tell you that your pictures are AMAZING...love your blog! Kat (from South America)  05.25.10 - 1:45pm
Kirsten - That's the cutest thing I've ever seen. It makes me want to have my shower all over again to use some of these ideas.  05.25.10 - 1:19pm
Juanita - Amazing! Simply Amazing!   05.25.10 - 1:08pm
Adrienne Gunde - So so dreamy!! I love EVERYTHING about this shoot, from the romantic florals, to the dainty perfumes, lovely desserts, and sassy black dresses. Beautiful images!  05.25.10 - 12:40pm
Allison - You did Coco and Karl proud! Love this shoot and I am dying over the Lucite Candle holder with the outline of the Candle stick on it. WHERE did you find those they are amazing! Beautiful work!!  05.25.10 - 12:39pm
Colorado Wedding Photographer, JasonG - Sweet - what a shower!  05.25.10 - 12:21pm
jackie - absolutely beautiful & chic!  05.25.10 - 12:18pm
jacqueline figueroa - Oh my goodness!!! My brain is on beauty overload!! I had to go back and look at the pics 2 or 3 times. Absolutely stunning!!  05.25.10 - 11:54am
Rebecca Sehn - Just gorgeous! Love the details so much - so many ideas!  05.25.10 - 11:42am
Jordana - SOOO beautiful! So happy to have been a part of this lovely shoot!   05.25.10 - 11:19am
Jacqueline Elizabeth - WOW. People have SHOWERS like that?! Incredible. I want clients like that. Gorgeous!!!  05.25.10 - 11:06am
Amber Paterson - That is fabulous!! Absolutely beautiful. I want to be there!  05.25.10 - 11:04am
cassandra-m - oh la la....looooooooveeeee it.  05.25.10 - 10:53am
Mireille - Truly magical! The whole setting breathes Coco Chanel, Paris. The pink, the black. What beautiful people (sigh).  05.25.10 - 10:46am
Lydia - Amazing! I'm determined to put together a creative shoot for fun now!  05.25.10 - 10:46am
CarleeMerissa - Love love love!! Beautiful details and totally love the Chanel bottle!!  05.25.10 - 10:30am
Angel Canary - Gasp! I must, no I need to find these kind of people here in Indiana, so I can take photos like this. The style, colors and oh those sweets are everything I live to take photos of.... well done ladies ;)  05.25.10 - 10:10am
Kathrina - Boom! These shots are amazing! Such an amazing day to work with all of you!  05.25.10 - 10:01am
Brittany Fitch - YAY!! They're finally up. Just wanted to say great job with this shoot. The bride Natasha [a.k.a. Gabrielle] is my best friend! I'm so glad she worked out for you.  05.25.10 - 9:56am
Yanina - I absolutely love the detail shots! Everything is so cute and dainty and the deserts look yummy!   05.25.10 - 9:51am
Emily Heizer Photography - I love Amanda Auer at In the Now! We worked together way back in 2007 (7/7/2007) when we were both just starting out and still, to this day she is probably the best coordinator I ever worked with. Love her.  05.25.10 - 9:47am
Jen Madigan Photography - So freakin' adorable!! I wish it was my bridal shower - it looks like so much fun. Beautiful photos as always.  05.25.10 - 9:47am
gladys jem - Jasmine, this is gorgeous. I love the Parisian theme and that HUGE bottle of Chanel. Oui Oui :)  05.25.10 - 9:45am
Heather Disarro - what a fabulous shower! the pictures are right in line with the theme too...absolutely stunning!  05.25.10 - 9:06am
Hot Pink Brides - A freakin mazing! You rock my socks off :) Tabitha~HPB  05.25.10 - 9:05am
Damaris Mia - These are so stinkin cute! Love them!  05.25.10 - 8:45am
Diandra - Awesome as always :) This was so much fun! I've been anticipating the shots! They're gorgeous!  05.25.10 - 8:32am
Marissa Rodriguez - This is so beautiful! Your detail shots are perfect! If I were doing my bridal shower over again, it would be like this! Love it!  05.25.10 - 8:31am
Elizabeth Anne - As a wedding coordinator, this really tickles my senses. Yummy.  05.25.10 - 8:23am
Pamela Q - how UNBELIEVABLY gorgeous!   05.25.10 - 8:19am
Sarah K - Wow! I saw this on Sweet & Saucy's blog and came over to your blog to see more:) You did an amazing job on this! Everything looks amazing--- and the jewelry is to die for! I want!  05.25.10 - 8:07am
Caitlin Scott Photography - Jasmine - these are just gorgeous. I love all the detail shots. Everything looks gorgeous! You're amazing!  05.25.10 - 8:02am
Romonia I. - Beautiful shots J*! So many gorgeous details to work with! Utterly amazing and beautiful.   05.25.10 - 7:57am
Lisa - More than 100 years later and the Eiffel Tower is still one of the most fashionable pieces of architecture. Those lines always look great in photos, stationery, etc. Leave it to the French! :)  05.25.10 - 7:53am
Kelly Marie - These are so beautiful! Great job jasmine :)   05.25.10 - 7:50am
Aimee Grover - Oh my goodness! This is stunning!! So many details!  05.25.10 - 7:44am
Ariel Renae - These are absolutely STUNNING! J' adore them! ; )  05.25.10 - 7:43am
sarah - wow- that table! how fun! would have loved to have that as MY bridal shower!   05.25.10 - 7:43am
kelsy mccartney - what a gorgeous event! i'm pretty sure this is the bridal shower of every woman's DREAMS!! so feminine & beautiful! great collaboration, team :)  05.25.10 - 7:15am
Charlotte - simply stunning!!! you are amazing, j*!   05.25.10 - 7:10am
Joy - loooove the details! Fabulous job :)  05.25.10 - 7:07am
Megan (Best of Fates) - Ooh, I'm such a sucker for all Eiffel Tower related photos. And I'm in love with that jewelry.  05.25.10 - 7:03am
Megan (Best of Fates) - Ooh, I'm such a sucker for all Eiffel Tower related photos. And I'm in love with that jewelry.  05.25.10 - 7:03am
Allison - This bridal shower is just too cute!! Great Idea!!   05.25.10 - 6:55am
laetitia - Hi... Actually I have to write to this post... A french bridal shower, this is my post ! I whish I could have had a bridal shower like this one (no bridal shower for me ... not so popular in France actually)... Speaking pictures... the Chanel 19 est tellement belle !!!  05.25.10 - 6:18am